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New Heads of State, Governors and Other Leaders in 2011

12/31/11      update to PCA (Secy-gen.)
12/30/11      update to Moldova: Transdniester (Pres.)
12/24/11      update to Tunisia (PM).
12/23/11      updates to Croatia (PM), Russia rep.: Chuvashia (PM).
12/22/11      update to Philippines reg.: Muslim Mindanao (Gov.)
12/21/11      update to Spain (PM).
12/17/11      update to North Korea (Gen. Sec.)
12/15/11      update to Russia fed. district: Privolzhsky (Plenp.)
12/14/11      updates to Papua New Guinea (PM), Russia: Vologda (Gov.)
12/13/11      updates to Malaysia (King), Tunisia (Pres.).
12/12/11      updates to ICCt (Pres. State Parties), St.-Martin, St.-Barthelemy and
                St. Pierre & Miquelon (Pref.), China prov.: Anhui (Gov.) 
12/11/11      update to Peru (PM).
12/10/11      updates to Argentina (Cabinet Chf.), Georgia: South Ossetia (Pres.), 
                Argentina prov.: Chubut, Córdoba, Jujuy, Río Negro, and San Luis (Gov.) 
12/09/11      updates to Gibraltar (PM), Russia rep.: Chuvashia (PM).
12/07/11      updates to Egypt (PM), Yemen (PM) and Swiss canton: Geneva.
12/06/11      updates to Belgium (PM), U.S. govt.: FAA (Admin.)
12/05/11      update to U.S. city: Raleigh (Mayor).
12/04/11      update to Kuwait (PM).
12/03/11      update to Guyana (Pres.)
12/01/11      updates to Kyrgyzstan (Pres., PM), Mexico state: Coahuila (Gov.)
11/30/11      update to Saint Lucia (PM).
11/29/11      update to Morocco (PM).
11/25/11      update to Finland: Aland Is. (PM).
11/24/11      update to Libya (PM).
11/18/11      update to Jersey (PM).
11/16/11      updates to Italy (PM), Solomon Islands (PM). 
11/15/11      update to Nauru (Pres.)
11/11/11      updates to Greece (PM) and Ireland (Pres.)
11/10/11      update to Nauru (Pres.)
11/09/11      updates to British Virgin Islands (PM), Bosnia canton: Hercegovina-Neretva (PM)
11/08/11      updates to Ukraine: Crimea (PM), U.S elections:  
              Governor elections: 
              - Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear (Dem.) re-elected defeating David Williams
                (Rep.) and Gatewood Galbraith (Ind.) 55.6%-35.4%-9%;
              - Mississippi: Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant (Rep.) defeats Johnny DuPree (Dem.)
                61.1%-38.9%; 
              Mayor elections:
              - Akron, OH:  Mayor Don Plusquellic (Dem.) defeats Jennifer Hensal (f)(Rep.)
                70.2%-29.7%;
              - Baltimore, MD: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (f)(Dem.) defeats Alfred V.
                Griffin (Rep.) 86.7%-13.3%;
              - Boise, ID: Mayor David Bieter (Dem.) defeats David Hall (Ind.) 74.2%-25.7%;
              - Charlotte, NC: Mayor Anthony Foxx (Dem.) defeats Scott Stone (Rep.)
                67.5%-32.4%;
              - Charleston, SC: Mayor Joe Riley (Dem.) defeats William Dudley Gregorie (Rep.)
                David Farrow (Libt.) and Craig Jelks (Ind.) 67.2%-26.6%-3%-1.7%;
              - Columbus, OH: Mayor Michael B. Coleman (Dem.) defeats Earl W. Smith (Rep.) 
                69.5%-29.9%;
              - Des Moines, IA: Mayor Frank Cownie (Dem.) is re-elected unopposed;
              - Hartford, CT:  Mayor Pedro Segarra (Dem.) wins 81.3% defeating J. Stanley
                McCauley (Dem.) 9.6%, Edwin Vargas (Dem.) 7.3% and Patrice Smith (Ind.) 1.6%;
              - Houston, TX: Mayor Annise Parker (Dem.) defeats Jack O'Connor (Rep.),
                Fernando Herrera (Rep.) and Dave Wilson (Dem.) 50.8%-14.6%-14.2%-11.8%;
              - Indianapolis, IN: Mayor Greg Ballard (Rep.) defeats Melina Kennedy (Dem.)
                and O.D. Bowen (Libt.), 51.3%-47.1%-1.4%;
              - Manchester, NH: Mayor Ted Gatsas (Rep.) defeats Chris Herbert (Dem.) 
                69.7%-27.9%;
              - Philadelphia, PA: Mayor Michael Nutter (Dem.) defeats Karen Brown (f)(Rep.)
                and Wali Rahman (Ind.), 74.6%-21.6%-3.6%;
              - Phoenix, AZ (runoff): Greg Stanton (Dem.) defeats Wes Gullett (Rep.)
                56.1%-43.9%;
              - Salt Lake City, UT: Mayor Ralph Becker (Dem.) defeats J. Allen Kimball
                (Rep.) 73.5%-26.5%;
              - San Francisco, CA: Mayor Edwin M. Lee (Dem.) leads John Avalos (Dem.), 
                Dennis Herrera (Dem.), David Chiu (Dem.), Leland Yee (Dem.), Jeff Adachi
                (Dem.) and Bevan Dufty (Dem.) 31.7%-20.1%-13.7%-9.2%-6.7%-5.8%-3.8%, in the 
                instant runoff Lee defeats Avalos 61%-39%;
              - Savannah, GA: Edna B. Jackson (f)(Dem.) wins 36.6%, Jeff Felser (Dem.) 23.5%,
                Regina Thomas (f)(Dem.) 15%, Ellis Cook (Rep.) 12.7% and Floyd Adams (Dem.)
                11%, in 12/6/11 runoff Jackson defeats Felser 54%-46%.
11/04/11      updates to China prov.: Guangdong (Gov.), terror group FARC (Cmdr.)
11/02/11      updates to Madagascar (PM), Ukraine prov.: L'viv, Zaporizhzhya (Gov.)
11/01/11      updates to Barbados (Gov.-gen.), European Union (ECB).
10/31/11      updates to Armenia prov.: Yerevan (Mayor), Australia: Northern Terr. (Admin.),
                PARLACEN (Pres.)
10/29/11      update to Saint Helena (Gov.)
10/27/11      updates to Saint Helena: Ascension (Admin.), Canada prov. Northwest Terr.
                (PM), South Korea prov. Seoul (Mayor).
10/24/11      update to Jordan (PM).
10/23/11      update to Jamaica (PM).
10/22/11      update to U.S. state: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Rep.) wins 65.8% of the 
                vote and Tara Hollis (f)(Dem.) 17.9%. 
10/21/11      updates to U.S. govt.: Commerce Dept. (Secy.), Australia state: South Australia
                (PM).
10/19/11      updates to IPU (Pres.), Cherokee Nation (Prncp. Chf.)
10/18/11      updates to Haiti (PM), Christmas Island (Council Pres.)
10/14/11      update to Uganda: Ankole (King).
10/12/11      updates to Wallis & Futuna: Uvea (PM), Netherlands prov.: Limburg (Gov.) 
10/11/11      updates to Isle of Man (PM), U.S. city: Raleigh, NC: Nancy McFarlane (f)(Ind.)
                      wins 61.1% beating Billie Jean Redmond (f)(Rep.) 29.5% and Randall Williams
               (Rep.) 9.2%; Cherokee Nation (OK): Bill John Baker defeats Prin. Chief Chad
                Smith 53.9% to 46%
10/07/11      updates to Rwanda (PM), Canada prov.: Alberta (PM).
10/04/11      update to U.S. state: West Virginia: acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (Dem.) is
                elected with 49.6%, Bill Maloney (Rep.) wins 46.9%; U.S. city: Key West, FL:
                Mayor Craig Cates (Rep.) wins 70.2% and Margaret Romero (Ind.) 27.4% and
                Carie Noda (f)(Ind.) 2.3%.
10/03/11      updates to Denmark (PM), Nordic Council (Pres.)
10/01/11      updates to San Marino (Capt.-Reg.), Vatican City (Pres. Pont. Comsn.)
09/30/11      update to U.S. govt.: Joint Chiefs (Chrm.)
09/27/11      updates to Montserrat (PM), Georgia: Abkhazia (PM).
09/26/11      update to Jersey (Lt. Gov.)
09/23/11      updates to Zambia (Pres.), St. Helena (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Navy (CNO)
09/21/11      update to Sudan: Darfur (Chrm.)
09/20/11      update to Sweden county: Stockholm (Gov.)
09/19/11      update to Mexico state: Nayarit (Gov.)
09/16/11      update to Mexico state: Estado de México (Gov.)
09/14/11      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Brcko (Mayor). 
09/13/11      update to United Nations (Gen. Amb. Pres.)
09/12/11      update to Turks & Caicos (Gov.)
09/11/11      updates to France reg.: Guadeloupe (Pref.), India state: Uttarakhand (CM)
09/09/11      updates to Cape Verde (Pres.), Kosovo (KFOR).
09/08/11      update to India state: Goa (Gov.)
09/07/11      update to U.S. govt.: Army (CoS.)
09/06/11      update to U.S. govt.: CIA (Dir.) 
09/04/11      update to India states: Jharkhand, KeralaMadhya Pradesh (Gov.)
09/03/11      update to São Tomé & Príncipe (Pres.)
09/02/11      updates to Japan (PM), India state: Mizoram (Gov.), Sudan state: Blue Nile
                (Gov.)
09/01/11      updates to Singapore (Pres.), India state: Tamil Nadu (Gov.)
08/31/11      updates to New Zealand (Gov.-gen.), U.S. govt: ATF (Dir.)
08/29/11      update to Nepal (PM).
08/27/11      update to China prov.: Hebei (Gov.)
08/25/11      update to Pakistan: Azad Kashmir (Pres.)
08/23/11      updates to Libya (Pres., PM), U.S. city: Birmingham, AL: Mayor William Bell
                (Dem.) re-elected with 88.96% vs. Kamau Afrika 3.4%, Patricia Bell (f) 3.66%,
                T.C. Cannon 1.47%, Harry Turner, Jr. 1.59% and Willis Hendrix 0.88%;
                Montgomery, AL: Mayor Todd Strange (Rep.) is re-elected over Hobson Cox
               (Dem.) 81%-19%.
08/22/11      updates to Turks & Caicos (Gov.), Russia prov.: Saint Petersburg (Gov.)
08/17/11      update to Ukraine: Crimea (PM).
08/15/11      updates to Canada prov.: Prince Edward Island (Lt. gov.), CARICOM (Secy.-gen.),
                and Colombo Plan (Secy.-gen.)
08/14/11      update to Cherokee Nation (Prncp. Chf.)
08/10/11      update to German state: Saarland (Min.-pres.)
08/08/11      updates to Thailand (PM), U.S. govt.: Mint (Dir.), Tibet exile (PM).
08/05/11      update to Andean Parliament (Pres.)
08/04/11      update to India state: Karnataka (CM).
08/03/11      update to Kosovo (UNMIK).
08/02/11      updates to Papua New Guinea (PM), Norway: Jan Mayen (Chf.)
08/01/11      update to U.S. govt.: Commerce Dept. (Secy.)
07/29/11      update to Russia rep: Tula (Gov.)
07/28/11      updates to Peru (Pres., PM), Armenia prov.: Lori (Gov.)
07/27/11      update to Micronesia state: Chuuk (Gov.)
07/26/11      updates to Mayotte (Pref.), Pakistan: Azad Kashmir (PM).
07/25/11      update to Vietnam (Pres.)
07/22/11      update to Kazakhstan prov.: Aktobe (Gov.)
07/21/11      update to Spain reg.: Valencia (Pres.)
07/18/11      updates to Afghanistan (ISAF), U.S. city: Denver (Mayor), France: Haute-Corse
                (Pref.)
07/16/11      update to Spain reg.: Asturias (Pres.)
07/14/11      update to Spain reg.: Aragón (Pres.)
07/12/11      updates to Ukrine prov.: Donetsk (Gov.), U.S. city: Fort Worth (Mayor).
07/10/11      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina (Pres.)
07/09/11      update: independence of South Sudan (Pres.)
07/08/11      update to Latvia (Pres.), Spain reg.: Extemadura (Pres.), U.S. govt.: FDIC
                (Chr.)
07/06/11      updates to Swiss canton: Nidwalden and U.S. city: Las Vegas (Mayor).
07/05/11      update to IMF (Mang. Dir.)
07/04/11      update to Mayotte (Pref.)
07/01/11      updates to Arab League (Secy.-gen.), OSCE (Secy.-gen.), U.S. cities:
                Jacksonville, Miami-Dade (Mayor), U.S. govt. Defense Dept. (Secy.), CIA
               (Dir.), Australia state: Western Australia (Gov.), Swiss cantons: Basel-Land.
                and Obwalden, Kosovo (UNMIK Admin.), Spain reg.: Navarre (Pres.)
06/30/11      updates to Western European Union (dissolved), U.S. govt.: FWS (Dir.)
06/29/11      update to Cocos Islands (Shire Pres.)
06/27/11      update to Spain reg.: Cantabria (Pres.)
06/26/11      update to Vanuatu (PM).
06/25/11      updates to Spain: Menorca (Pres.) & Mallorca (Pres.), U.S. city: Dallas (Mayor)
06/22/11      updates to Finland (PM), Spain reg.: Castille-La Mancha (Pres.)
06/21/11      update to Portugal (PM).
06/19/11      update to Somalia (PM).
06/18/11      updates to Spain: Baleares (Pres.) and Aran (Synd.), U.S. city: Fort Worth, TX:
                Betsy Price (f)(Rep.) wins 55.9% and Jim Lane (Dem.) 44%
06/17/11      update to Indonesia prov.: Sulawesi Tengah (Gov.) 
06/16/11      updates to Vanuatu (PM), Russia admin.: Tver (Gov.)
06/14/11      updates to Greece: Mount Athos (Protos).
06/13/11      update to Lebanon (PM).
06/16/11      update to French Guiana (Pref.)
06/11/11      update to Canada prov.: Yukon (PM).
06/09/11      update to U.S. govt: Solicitor General.
06/08/11      update to China prov.: Jiangxi (Gov.)
06/07/11      updates to Ukraine: Sevastopol, Sudan: Abyei (Chair), U.S. city: Las Vegas, NV:
                Carolyn Goodman (f)(Ind.) wins 60.5% and Chris Giunchigliani (f)(Dem.) 39.4%;
                     Denver, CO: Michael Hancock (Dem.) defeats Chris Romer (Dem.) 58%-42%.
06/06/11      update to WMO (Pres.)
06/03/11      update to U.S. govt.: American Battle Monuments Commission (Chair.)
06/01/11      update to Swiss cantons: Appenzell-Ausserrhoden, Bern, Neuchâtel, St. Gallen,
                Thurgau. and Malaysia: Labuan (Chr.)
05/29/11      updates to Georgia: Abkhazia (Pres.), Nigeria states: Borno, Gombe, Imo
                Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, Zamfara (Gov.)
05/28/11      update to Benin (PM).
05/26/11      updates to Comoros (Pres.), Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Mjr. Arch.-Bsp.)
05/24/11      update to Uganda (PM), U.S. city: Miami-Dade, FL: Julio Robaina (Rep.) wins
                33.7% and Carlos Gimenez (Rep.), Marcelo Llorente (Rep.), Luke Campbell
               (Dem.), Roosevelt Bradley (Dem.) 28.8%-14.8%-11.1%-3.8%; in runoff on 6/28/11
                Gimenez defeats Robaina 51.1%-48.9% 
05/23/11      update to Comoros: Grand Comore, Anjouan (Gov.)
05/20/11      update to India state: West Bengal (CM).
05/19/11      update to Russia rep.: Bashkortostan (PM).
05/18/11      updates to IMF (Mng. Dir.), India state: Kerala (CM).
05/17/11      update to U.S. city: Jacksonville, FL: Alvin Brown (Dem.) wins 50.4%
                of vote and Mike Hogan (Rep.) 49.6%.
05/16/11      updates to India states: Tamil Nadu & Puducherry (CM), U.S. city: Chicago
                (Mayor).
05/14/11      updates to Haiti (Pres.), U.S. cities: Dallas, TX: Mike Rawlings (Dem.) wins
                40.9% of vote, David Kunkle (Dem.) 31.9% and Ron Natinsky (Rep.) 25.1%. 
                in 6/18/11 runnoff Rawlings defeats Kunkle 55.8%-44.2%; San Antonio, TX:
                Mayor Julián Castro (Dem.) defeats Will McLeod (Ind.) and Rhett R. Smith
                (Dem.) 81.4%-6.7%-5.1%; Fort Worth, TX: Betsy Price (f)(Rep.), Jim
                Lane (Dem.), Cathy Hirt (f) (Ind.), Dan Barrett (Dem.) win 43.28%-26.29%-
                21.37%-8.3%, in runoff on 6/18/11, Price defeats Lane 55.92% to 44.08%.
05/13/11      update to Vanuatu (PM).
05/12/11      updates to Andorra (PM), German state: Baden-Württemberg (Min.-pres.),
                and Australia: Capital Terr. (CM).
05/10/11      update to Bosnia-Hercegovnia canton: Central Bosnia (PM).
05/09/11      update to Swiss canton: Zurich
05/07/11      update to U.S. govt.: Fed. Bureau of Prisons (Dir.)
05/04/11      update to U.S.: Democratic Natl. Cmte. (Chr.) 
05/03/11      update to U.S. city: Denver, CO: Chris Romer (Dem.) wins 28.5% of vote, Michael
                Hancock (Dem.), James Mejia (Dem.) and Doug Linkhart (Dem.) 27.1%-25.7%-9.4%.
                in runoff on 6/7/11 Hancock wins 58% and Romer 42%.
05/02/11      update to U.S. city: Kansas City (Mayor).
05/01/11      updates to Swiss canton: Valais, Caribbean Development Bank (Pres.), 
                 U.S. announces al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed.
04/28/11      update to Andorra (Gen. Syn.)
04/25/11      update to East African Com. (Secy.-gen.)
04/24/11      update to Vanuatu (PM).
04/19/11      updates to Cuba (Pty. Gen. Secy.), German state: Sachsen-Anhalt (PM).
04/18/11      updates to Burkina Faso (PM), Russia rep.: Kabardino-Balkariya (PM).
04/15/11      updates to Guernsey (Lt.-gov.), Bosnia canton: Posavina (PM).
04/14/11      updates to Syria (PM), Swiss canton: Ticino (Pres.)
04/13/11      update to Kazakhstan prov.: Almaty (Gov.)
04/11/11      updates to Côte d'Ivoire (rival Pres., PM), United States Army (CoS), 
                U.S. city: Rochester, NY (Mayor), China prov.: Fujian (Gov.), Azores and
                Madeira (Rep.)
04/08/11      update to Montserrat (Gov.), Australia state: Victoria (Gov.)
04/07/11      updates to Niger (Pres., PM), Kosovo (Pres.) and Isle of Man (Lt.-gov.)
04/05/11      updates to Mexico states: Baja California Sur & Quintana Roo (Gov.), Sumbawa
               (Sultan), U.S.: Democratic Natl. Cmte. (Chr.) 
04/04/11      updates to France region: Corsica (Pref.), Russia rep.: Kabardino-Balkariya
               (PM).
04/03/11      update to Mali (PM), Somalia state: Azania (Pres.).
04/01/11      updates to San Marino (Capt.-Reg.), French Polynesia (Pres.), Greenland (High
                Com.), Swiss canton: Aargau (Ldm.) Mexico states: Guerrero & Hidalgo (Gov.)
                and U.S. city: Tampa (Mayor), Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Mjr. Arch.-Bsp.),
                and GCC (Secy.-gen.)
03/31/11      update Mayotte becomes a French overseas département.
03/30/11      updates to Kosovo (Pres.), Martinique (Pref.), Myanmar (Burma)(Pres.)
                Myanmar Regions (Chief min.)
03/29/11      update to U.S. city: Rochester, NY: Thomas Richards (Dem.) wins 49.05% of vote,
                ex-mayor Bill Johnson (Working Families) 42.2% and Alex White (Grn.) 8.7%.
03/28/11      updates to Australia state: New South Wales (PM) and Ukrainian Greek Catholic
                Church (Patr.)
03/23/11      update to Russia rep.: Chuvashia (PM).
03/19/11      update to Peru (PM).
03/18/11      update to U.S. city: Miami-Dade County (Mayor).
03/17/11      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Bosnia & Hercegovina Fed. (Pres, PM).
03/15/11      update to Maronite Catholic Church (Patr.), U.S. city Miami-Dade, FL: voters
                approve vote to remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez (Rep.) by 88.1% to 11.9%.
03/14/11      update to Canada prov.: British Columbia (PM).
03/11/11      updates to Russian rep.: Karachayevo-Cherkessia (PM), UNASUR (Secy.-gen.)
03/10/11      update to Russian rep.: Ingushetia (PM).
03/09/11      update to Ireland (PM).
03/07/11      updates to Egypt (PM), German state: Hamburg (Mayor).
03/05/11      update to Libya (opposition govt.)
03/03/11      updates to New Caledonia (Pres.), Montserrat (Gov.) 
03/02/11      update to Congo (Kinshasa) prov.: Kasaï Occidental (Gov.)
03/01/11      updates ACTO (Secy. Gen.), SAARC (Secy.-gen.), U.S. city: Tampa, FL: Rose
                Ferlita (f)(Rep.) wins 25.9% of the vote, Bob Buckhorn (Dem.) 23.5%, Dick
                Greco (Dem.) 22.6%, Ed Turanchik (Dem.) 19.4% and Thomas Scott (Dem.) 8.6%.
                In runoff held on 3/22/11, Buckhorn wins 62.9% and Ferlita 37.1%. 
02/28/11      update to Bosnia canton: Zenica-Doboj (PM).
02/27/11      update to Tunisia (PM).
02/26/11      updates to Russian rep.: Karachayevo-Cherkessia (Pres.), U.S. city: Dallas
               (Mayor).
02/25/11      update to Russian admin.: Kamchatka (Gov.) 
02/22/11      update to Kosovo (Pres.); U.S. cities (Mayor results)
              - Chicago, ILRahm Emanuel (Dem.) wins 55.2% of the vote, Gery Chico (Dem.) 
                24%, Miguel del Valle (Dem.) 9.3%, and Carol Moseley Braun (f)(Dem.) 9%;
              - Kansas City, MO: Mike Burke (Dem.), Sly James (Dem.) each win 26% of vote
                Mayor Mark Funkhouser 20.7% (Dem.), Jim Rowland 13.4%, Deb Hermann (f) 11.1%.
                In runoff held on 3/22/11, James wins 54.3% and Burke 45.6%.
02/15/11      update to Japan pref.: Aichi (Gov.)
02/11/11      update to Egypt (Pres.)
02/10/11      updates to Pakistan prov.: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Gov.), Bosnia canton: Tuzla (PM)
02/09/11      update to Jordan (PM).
02/08/11      update to Russia rep.: Kalmykia (PM). 
02/06/11      update to Nepal (PM).
02/03/11      update to Bosnia-Hercegovina: Republika Srpska (PM).
02/02/11      update to Venezuela state: Apure (Gov.)
02/01/11      updates to Mexico state: Puebla (Gov.), Pakistan prov: Gilgit-Baltistan (Gov.)
01/31/11      updates to Egypt (PM), Bosnia canton: Una-Sana (PM).
01/30/11      update to African Union (Chair.)
01/25/11      updates to U.S. govt.: US Mint (Dir.),  U.S. city election: Omaha, NE: vote to
                     remove Mayor Jim Suttle (Dem.) is defeated by 51.1% to 48.9%.
01/24/11      updates to French Polynesia (High Com.), Australia state: Tasmania (PM).
01/20/11      update to Japan pref.: Miyazak
i (Gov.)
01/19/11      update to Vietnam (Secy.-gen.)
01/18/11      updates to U.S. state: Pennsylvania (Gov.), U.S. city: Rochester, NY (Mayor).
01/17/11      update to U.S. state: Alabama (Gov.)
01/15/11      updates to Tunisia (Pres.), Mexico state Tlaxcala (Gov.), U.S. state:
                Tennessee (Gov.)
01/14/11      updates to Tunisia (Pres.) and U.S. state: Iowa (Gov.), U.S. govt.: US Mint
                (Dir.)
01/13/11      updates to Pakistan prov.: Punjab (Gov.), U.S. govt.: Chief of Staff.,  
                Bosnia-Hercegovina canton: Sarajevo (PM).
01/12/11      updates to U.S. state: South Carolina (Gov.), Mauritius: Rodrigues (Com.)
01/11/11      updates to U.S. state: Colorado, U.S. cities: Denver and San Francisco (Mayor)
                and Navajo Nation (Pres.), Solomon Islands prov.: Malaita (PM), 
                Micronesia state: Kosrae (Gov.)
01/10/11      updates to U.S. states: Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Oregon (Gov.),
                U.S. govt.: US Mint (Dir.), Nigeria state: Delta (Gov.), Solomon Islands
                prov.: Temotu (PM).
01/08/11      update to U.S. state: South Dakota (Gov.)
01/06/11      updates to U.S. state: Vermont (Gov.), U.S. city: Oakland (Mayor).
01/05/11      updates to U.S. states: Connecticut and Maine (Gov.), U.S. govt.: House of Rep.
                (Speaker).
01/04/11      updates to U.S. states: Florida and Rhode Island (Gov.), Pakistan prov.:
                Punjab (Gov), Mexico state: Coahuila (Gov.), Br. Indian Ocean Ter. (UK Cmdr.)
01/03/11      update to Guam (Gov.), U.S. states: California, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin,
                and Wyoming (Gov.), U.S. cities: Louisville and Providence (Mayor).
01/02/11      update to U.S. city: Washington, DC (Mayor).
01/01/11      updates to Brazil (Pres.), Switzerland (Pres.), Peru: Lima (Mayor) and Regions
                (Pres.); Swiss cantons: Fribourg, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne,
                Schaffhausen, Solothurn, Zug; Mexico states: Sinaloa and Tamaulipas (Gov.);
                U.S. states: Michigan, New Mexico, New York (Gov.), U.S. city: Rochester, NY
                (Mayor).; Palau state: Angaur (Gov.); Greece: Regions (Gov.); CARICOM
                (Secy.-gen.), ISO (Pres.), OSCE (Chr.), Nordic Council (Pres.),
                Mediterranean Parl. (Pres.) and Malaysia state: Sabah (Head of State).   


  Additions to WorldStatesmen.org in 2011 


07/09/11      new South Sudan and South Sudan states pages.
05/01/11      expanded Cameroon traditional states, Tanzania traditional states
                and States of Palau.
03/01/11      update Mayotte becomes a French overseas département.
02/11/11      added new Regions to Myanmar (Burma).
02/05/11      added new Regions to Greece.
01/01/11      added Dutch Language Union (Nederlandse Taalunie)(DLU).

    New Polities and International Organizations in 2011


10/27/11      update to Venezuela: Francisco de Miranda Territory created.
09/01/11      added Cabildo Insulares to Spain's Canary Islands.
07/09/11      independence of South Sudan.
03/31/11      update Mayotte to become an overseas department of France.
01/01/11      update to Greece: Regions.

    New Anthems, Flags, Constitutions and Currencies in 2011


09/27/11      update to Montserrat (new constitution).
08/26/11      update to Argentina prov.: Catamarca (flag).
08/23/11      update to Libya (flag, anthem, constitution).
07/29/11      update to Morocco (new constitution).
07/09/11      update to South Sudan (anthem, constitution, currency, flag).
06/28/11      update to Org. of Islamic Cooperation (flag).
06/01/11      update to Russia rep.: Mari El (flag).
05/25/11      update to Belgium reg.: Wallonia-Brussels (name).
03/09/11      update to U.S. state: Utah (flag).
02/13/11      update to Egypt (constitution suspended).
01/01/11      updates to Estonia, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius (currencies).

 International Organization Membership Updates in 2011

12/29/11      Vietnam the 114th member of PCA.
12/29/11      Jordan & Tunisia the 64th & 65th members of ERBD.
12/27/11      Albania the 113th member of PCA.
12/19/11      Colombia the 60th member of BIS.
12/16/11      United Arab Emirates the 59th member of BIS.
12/05/11      Antigua & Barbuda, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, 
                Ethiopia, Guyana, Maldives, Micronesia, 
                Mozambique, Nauru, South Sudan, Seychelles, 
                Vanuatu and Vatican City join the IOM.
12/01/11      Maldives the 118th member of ICCt. 
11/23/11      Palestine the 195th member of UNESCO.
11/23/11      Maldives the 187th member of ICRC and IFRCS.
11/10/11      South Sudan the 191st member of ICAO.
11/04/11      Laos the 152nd member of IAEA.
11/01/11      The Philippines the 117th member of ICCt. 
10/31/11      Curaçao, St. Maarten & South Sudan join Interpol.
10/31/11      Malaysia the 49th signatory to Antarctic Treaty.
10/27/11      South Sudan the 194th member of UNESCO.
10/27/11      Tuvalu the 174th member of UNIDO.
10/25/11      Curaçao, St. Maarten associate members of UNESCO.
10/19/11      Chad joins the IPU.
10/13/11      South Sudan the 20th member of COMESA.
10/10/11      Liberia the 155th member of UNWTO.
10/04/11      South Sudan the 192nd member of UPU.
10/03/11      South Sudan the 193rd member of ITU.
09/29/11      Palau the 97th member of IMSO.
09/28/11      Mongolia the 96th member of IMSO.
09/27/11      South Sudan the 194th member of WHO.
09/22/11      Guinea the 155th ratification of CTBT.
09/18/11      Haratin admitted to UNPO.
09/08/11      Palau the 170th member of IMO.
09/01/11      Tunisia the 116th member of ICCt.
08/01/11      Grenada the 115th member of ICCt.
07/29/11      South Sudan the 54th member of African Union.
07/22/11      Peru the 58th member of BIS.
07/15/11      Luxembourg the 57th member of BIS.
07/14/11      South Sudan the 193rd member of UN & 194th member of UNCTAD.
07/13/11      Hungary the 167th member of IFAD.
07/08/11      IOC de-recognizes Netherlands Antilles NOC, leaving 204 members.
06/30/11      WEU is dissolved.
06/28/11      Org. of Islamic Conference renamed Org. of Islamic Cooperation.
06/26/11      Colombia, Luxembourg, Peru & United Arab Emirates join BIS.
06/25/11      Tokelau an associate member of FAO.
06/15/11      Grenada the 78th member of IRENA.
06/14/11      Ghana the 154th ratification of CTBT.
06/10/11      Philippines the 77th member of IRENA.
05/25/11      Azerbaijan and Fiji join Non-Aligned Movement.
05/15/11      Thailand the 162nd member of ISA.
05/10/11      WEU assembly last session closes.
04/19/11      Rwanda the 112th member of PCA.
04/16/11      Micronesia and Trinidad & Tobago join IPU.
02/19/11      Uzbekistan the 167th member of IFAD.
01/24/11      Yemen the 95th member of the IMSO.
01/01/11      Moldova the 114th member of ICCt.

  Major International & U.S. Elections in 2011



Date


Location


Election Type

 5 Jan 2011
United States
speaker of the house
of rep.
(indirect)
 6 Jan 2011
Vermont (US)
governor (runoff)
(by legislature)

 9-15 Jan 2011
South Sudan (Sudan)
independence referendum
16 Jan 2011
Haiti
president (runoff)
(postponed)
19-20 Jan 2011 Tokelau (NZ)
council, mayors
21 Jan 2011
St. Barthélemy (Fr.)
executive council
(indirect)
23 Jan 2011
Central African Rep.
president,
parliament
23 Jan 2011
Portugal
president
25 Jan 2011
Omaha, NE (US)
mayor (recall)
31 Jan 2011
Niger
president
(1st round)
31 Jan 2011 Niger
parliament
 3 Feb 2011 Myanmar
president
(by parliament)
 6 Feb 2011
Cape Verde
parliament
13 Feb 2011
Chad
parliament
18 Feb 2011
Uganda
president,
parliament
22 Feb 2011
Kosovo
president (indirect)
(1st round)
22 Feb 2011 Chicago, IL (US)
mayor
22 Feb 2011 Kansas City, MO (US mayor
25 Feb 2011
Ireland
parliament
25 Feb 2011 Ascension Island
(St. Helena)(UK)
island council
 1 Mar 2011 Tampa, FL (US) mayor
 2 Mar 2011
Bonaire (Neth.)
island council
 2 Mar 2011
Saba (Neth.)
island council
 2 Mar 2011
Sint Eustatius (Neth.)
island council
 3 Mar 2011 New Caledonia (Fr.)
president
(by parliament)
 3 Mar 2011 Wales (UK) devolution
referendum
 4-5 Mar 2011
Samoa
parliament
 6 Mar 2011
Estonia
parliament
 8 Mar 2011
Fed. of Micronesia
parliament
12 Mar 2011
Niger
president (runoff)
13 Mar 2011
Benin
president
(1st round)
15 Mar 2011 Miami-Dade, FL (US) mayor (recall)
19 Mar 2011
Egypt
new constitution
referendum
20 Mar 2011
Haiti
president (runoff)
20 Mar 2011 Mayotte (France)
general council
20 Mar 2011 Réunion (France)
general council
20 Mar 2011 Tibetan Exile Govt.
parliament
22 Mar 2011
Kansas City, MO (US)
mayor (runoff)
22 Mar 2011
Tampa, FL (US)
mayor (runoff)
29 Mar 2011
Rochester, NY (US)
mayor
 1 Apr 2011
San Marino
captains-regent
(by parliament)
 3 Apr 2011
Kazakhstan
president
 3 Apr 2011 Andorra
parliament
 7 Apr 2011
Kosovo
president (indirect)
(2nd round)
 8 Apr 2011
Djibouti
president
 9 Apr 2011
Nigeria
parliament, senate
 9 Apr 2011 Iceland
loan guarantee
referendum
10 Apr 2011
Peru
president
(1st round)
10 Apr 2011
Peru
parliament
16 Apr 2011
Nigeria
president
17 Apr 2011
Finland
parliament
25 Apr 2011
Chad
president
27 Apr 2011 Ireland
senate (indirect)
30 Apr 2011
Benin
parliament
30 Apr 2011
Laos
parliament
 2 May 2011
Canada
parliament
 3 May 2011 Denver, CO (US)
mayor
 5 May 2011
United Kingdom
alternative vote
referendum
 5 May 2011 Northern Ireland(UK)
assembly
 5 May 2011 Scotland (UK)
parliament
 5 May 2011 Wales (UK)
assembly
 7 May 2011
Ecuador
referendums
 7 May 2011
Niue (NZ)
parliament
 7 May 2011
Singapore
parliament
11 May 2011
Fed. of Micronesia
president (indirect)
14 May 2011
Dallas, TX (US)
mayor
14 May 2011
Fort Worth, TX (US)
mayor
14 May 2011
San Antonio, TX (US)
mayor
17 May 2011
Jacksonville, FL(US)
mayor
19-21 May 2011
Seychelles
president
22 May 2011
Cyprus
president
22 May 2011
Vietnam
parliament
23 May 2011
The Netherlands
senate (indirect)
28 May 2011
Malta
divorce referendum
 2 Jun 2011
Latvia
president
(by parliament)
 5 Jun 2011
Macedonia
parliament
 5 Jun 2011
Portugal
parliament
 5 Jun 2011
Slovenia
referendums
 7 Jun 2011
Denver, CO (US)
mayor
 7 Jun 2011
Las Vegas, NV (US)
mayor
12 Jun 2011
Italy
referendums
12 Jun 2011
Turkey
parliament
15 Jun 2011
Laos
president
(by parliament)
18 Jun 2011
Dallas, TX (US)
mayor (runoff)
18 Jun 2011
Fort Worth, TX (US)
mayor (runoff)
21 Jun 2011
United Nations
secretary-general
(internal)
 1 Jul 2011
Morocco
new constitution
referendum
 3 Jul 2011
Thailand
parliament
17 Jul 2011
São Tomé and
Príncipe
president
(1st round)
23 Jul 2011
Latvia
parliament
dissolution
referendum
25 Jul 2011
Vietnam
president
(by parliament)
 7 Aug 2011
Cape Verde
president
(1st round)
 7 Aug 2011 São Tomé and
Príncipe
president (runoff)
19 Aug 2011 Kazakhstan
senate
21 Aug 2011
Cape Verde president (runoff)
23 Aug 2011
Liberia
constitutional
referendum
23 Aug 2011
Birmingham, AL (US)
mayor
23 Aug 2011
Montgomery, AL (US)
mayor
26 Aug 2011
Abkhazia (Georgia)
president
27 Aug 2011
Singapore
president
29-30 Aug 2011
Estonia
president
(by parliament)
30 Aug 2011 Phoenix, AZ (US)
mayor
11 Sep 2011
Guatemala
president
(1st round)
11 Sep 2011 Guatemala parliament
14 Sep 2011 Brčko District
(
Bosnia-Hercegovina)
mayor
(by city assembly
)
15 Sep 2011
Denmark
parliament
17 Sep 2011
Latvia
parliament
18 Sep 2011 Liechtenstein
abortion referendum
20 Sep 2011
Zambia
president,
parliament
24 Sep 2011
United Arab Emirates
parliament
25 Sep 2011
France
senate
29 Sep 2011
Isle of Man
parliament
29 Sep - 1 Oct 2011
Seychelles
parliament
 1 Oct 2011
San Marino
captains-regent
(by parliament)
 4 Oct 2011
West Virginia (US)
governor (special)
 4 Oct 2011
Key West, FL (US)
mayor
 9 Oct 2011
Cameroon
parliament
 9 Oct 2011 Poland
parliament, senate
11 Oct 2011
Liberia
president,
parliament
11 Oct 2011
Raleigh, NC (US)
mayor
15 Oct 2011
Oman
parliament
15 Oct 2011
Christmas Island
(Australia)
island council
15 Oct 2011
Cocos Islands
(Australia)
island council
16 Oct 2011
Aland Is. (Finland)
parliament
16 Oct 2011
Bolivia
judicial election
19 Oct 2011
Jersey (UK)
parliament, senate
21 Oct 2011
Kiribati
parliament
22 Oct 2011
Louisiana (US)
governor
23 Oct 2011
Argentina
president,
parliament, senate
23 Oct 2011
Bulgaria
president
(1st round)
23 Oct 2011
Switzerland
parliament
23 Oct 2011 Tunisia
constituent assembly
27 Oct 2011
Ireland
President,
constitutional
referendum
29 Oct 2011
Faroe Is. (Denmark)
parliament
30 Oct 2011
Bulgaria
president (runoff)
30 Oct 2011
Kyrgyzstan
president
 3 Nov 2011
Falkland Is. (UK)
electoral system
referendum
 6 Nov 2011
Guatemala
president (runoff)
 6 Nov 2011
Nicaragua
president,
parliament
 7 Nov 2011
Br. Virgin Is. (UK)
parliament
 8 Nov 2011
Liberia
president (runoff)
 8 Nov 2011
Kentucky (US)
governor
 8 Nov 2011
Mississippi (US)
governor
 8 Nov 2011
Akron, OH (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Baltimore, MD (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Boise, ID (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Charlotte, NC (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Charleston, SC (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Columbus, OH (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Des Moines, IA (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Hartford, CT (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Houston, TX (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Indianapolis,IN (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Manchester, NH (US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Philadelphia,PA (US) mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Phoenix, AZ (US)
mayor (runoff)
 8 Nov 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
San Francisco,CA(US)
mayor
 8 Nov 2011
Savannah, GA (US)
mayor
13 Nov 2011
Equatorial Guinea
constitutional
referendum
13 Nov 2011 South Ossetia (Georgia)
president
(1st round)
18 Nov 2011
Moldova
president (indirect)
(1st round)
20 Nov 2011
Spain
parliament
21 Nov 2011
Marshall Islands
parliament
24 Nov 2011
The Gambia
president
25 Nov 2011
Morocco
parliament
26 Nov 2011
New Zealand
parliament, voting
system referendum
27 Nov 2011
South Ossetia (Georgia) president (runoff)
28-29 Nov 2011
Egypt
parliament
28 Nov 2011
Congo (Kinshasa)
president,
parliament
28 Nov 2011
Guyana
parliament
28 Nov 2011
Saint Lucia
parliament
 4 Dec 2011
Croatia
parliament
 4 Dec 2011
Russia
parliament
 4 Dec 2011
Slovenia
parliament
 8 Dec 2011
Gibraltar (UK)
parliament
11 Dec 2011
Côte d'Ivoire
parliament
11 Dec 2011 Transdniester
(Moldova)
president
(1st round)
12 Dec 2011 Pitcairn Is. (UK)
island council
12 Dec 2011 Tunisia
president
(by parliament)
14 Dec 2011
Switzerland
president
(by parliament)
14-15 Dec 2011
Egypt parliament
17 Dec 2011
Gabon
parliament
21-22 Dec 2011
Egypt parliament
25 Dec 2011
Transdniester
(Moldova)
president (runoff)
29 Dec 2011
Jamaica
parliament




Sources: Herrera Electoral Calendar, IFES Election Guide, and IPU .


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